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Buffalo River float season long, profitable this year

Subscriber onlyPRUITT -- Mike Mills, owner of Buffalo Outdoor Center, used to have a saying. Continue reading...

Study finds black bears migrating to 2 states

Subscriber onlyThe black bear population in northern Arkansas appears to be expanding into southern Missouri and eastern Oklahoma, according to a University of Missouri study published this week in the scientific journal Molecular Ecology. Continue reading...

Ozark sues to reopen rail crossing to river

Subscriber onlyLawyers representing Ozark have filed a lawsuit against the Union Pacific Corp. demanding the re-establishment of the street-level crossing that once connected the city to several miles of shoreline along the northern bank of the Arkansas River. Continue reading...

State landfill runs out of money

But Baxter County site will get short-term fix from grant

Subscriber onlyFor a few hours last Monday night, Marvin Harrison was out of a job. Continue reading...

Alcohol petition lacks signatures

Newton County effort to reverse ban falls about 250 short

Subscriber onlyA petition to reverse Newton County's ban on retail alcohol sales failed to get enough signatures to appear on the county's November ballot. Continue reading...

Bella Vista bypass on ice after Missouri rejects tax

Subscriber onlyA plan to connect Interstate 49 traffic around Bella Vista is now on indefinite hold after Missouri voters defeated a proposed amendment Tuesday that would have funded their state's portion of the project. Continue reading...

Park service focused on testing Big Creek

As Faron Usrey wades into the Buffalo National River at its confluence with Big Creek, armed with a small, plastic sample jar and a tiny sealable bag, he knows he's not going to be able to capture everything he's looking for. Continue reading...

No drones allowed in national parks

Agency to take a look, see if such aircraft will have role in forests in the future

Unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones, are now banned within the boundaries of the Buffalo National River, along with all other national parks across the country. Continue reading...

Alcohol petition supporter says deadline miss is likely

Subscriber onlyThe sponsor of a petition to repeal the ban on retail alcohol sales in Newton County said this week that it appears unlikely that she will be able to gather the approximately 2,200 signatures necessary to get the measure on the November ballot. Continue reading...

Suited up, dive team feeling heat to be ready for next time

Subscriber only Even before he hoists the 35-pound air tanks onto his back, Benton County Dive Team training officer Rick Downum is already sweating inside his dive suit under the rising July sun. Continue reading...

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Carol Cooper of Rogers, left, and Gregory Janicke [cqrm] of Bentonville, right, look back at one of ...

Carol Cooper of Rogers, left, and Gregory Janicke [cqrm] of Bentonville, right, look back at one of about half a dozen abstract ex...

Published: March 9, 2014

Loren and Beverly Maier of Ozark, are co-owners of Four Dogs Ranch, a 300-acre property in Ozark. Af...

Loren and Beverly Maier of Ozark, are co-owners of Four Dogs Ranch, a 300-acre property in Ozark. After two years of growing musca...

Published: March 2, 2014

Kimberly Heidlage, an environmental health specialist with the Arkansas Department of Health in Wash...

Kimberly Heidlage, an environmental health specialist with the Arkansas Department of Health in Washington County, chats with a ke...

Published: September 20, 2013

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Virginia Mocivnik

Published: September 12, 2013

Farmington sophomore Michael Ingram sprints toward the end zone during the second quarter of a Sept....

Farmington sophomore Michael Ingram sprints toward the end zone during the second quarter of a Sept. 28, 2012 game at Prairie Grov...

Published: July 31, 2013

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